Heritage Fellow Mary Louise Defender Wilson Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow Mary Louise Defender Wilson Virtual Residency

NEA National Heritage Fellow, 1999 Master Storyteller and Tradition Keeper You know, I always used to marvel at my Dakotah grandfather and how he knew so much. I think that the reason he understood so many things in such complex ways was because the stories he heard...
Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz Virtual Residency

NEA National Heritage Fellow, 1987 Master Corona Maker and Healer Wonderful people introduced me to art. Now I know that my parents were artists all through their bones. My dad would go to the river and get tree limbs and start to forge a chair with his machete. Then...
Heritage Fellow John Cephas Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow John Cephas Virtual Residency

NEA National Heritage Fellow, 1989 Master Piedmont Blues Musician When I grew up as a kid and we had these get-togethers in the country, almost everyone had a repertoire that included “John Henry,” and you were judged by how well you played it. Some played it in open...
Learning with Cemetery Secrets

Learning with Cemetery Secrets

NOTE: During the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders some cemeteries may be closed, while others may be the quiet place to visit away from crowds. Please follow all posted restrictions. Also, while this activity is about the stories and art found in cemeteries, some children...
How We Celebrate

How We Celebrate

While the pandemic keeps much of the world at home, people still find ways to celebrate. From Zoom family reunions to car parade birthday parties, we practice deeply important customs. Face to face or distant, celebrations feature cultural elements that we find very...